A month ago today, we wrote about Pool.com starting to accept back orders on possible new gTLD’s.
In a press release sent to many bloggers today, Pool.com claims that they have received on average over 10,000 backorder requests every day, over the 30 day period, for the new gTLD’s.
We need to keep in mind that there is no cost to place a backorder.
Still over 300,000 backorders in a month, is a sign that some of these gTLD’s are going to get serious registrations once they open up.
This information should give those interested in applying for a gTLD more incentive to apply, including the parent company of Pool.com which is expected to apply for many of these extension.
It interesting to note Pool.com statement that no Geo TLD has “even cracked the top 10 list”.
Here is the official version:
“In the month since Pool.com and Quintaris, partners in providing business and technical support for new gTLDs, began allowing consumers to pre-order Internet domain names in likely new registries that will compete with existing ones like .com, .net or .uk, the total number “spoken for” has averaged 10,000 per day.
There is no cost to the consumer until the name is registered. Pre-orders can be placed at www.quintaris.pool.com.
It appears now that ICANN has set a timeline for introduction of the new domain name registries, demand has been strong and growing. ICANN intends the new gTLDs to be brought online in 2010.
Early results show a stronger market for generic-named registries, like .sport than for those being pursued by a specific city or region. No city gTLD has cracked the top ten on the pre-order list.
The list of likely gTLDs – those that companies, communities and individual investors have said they intend to pursue – has also grown, from 50 to 60, in the last 30 days. Among the new domain name registries added to the pre-order list are: .vin, .radio, .sucks, .futbol and .football.
The last two will offer an additional opportunity to help assess the market demand for names in multiple languages.
On the basis of a simple request, Quintaris will add a gTLD to the pre-order program and help add a statistical basis to the registry operator’s business plan.””
David J Castello says
99.99% starry eyed speculators and probably a ton of TM violations to boot (yep, people are lining up to develop dotSuck). On a serious note, I find the low demand for Geo TLDs the most interesting because those would probably contain the highest percentage of buyers serious about development – which means the fear about most of these new TLDs unleashing a tsunami of TM violations is quite real.
I see no need and no future for theses gTLD’S. I only see other extensions which miserably disappointed.
Maybe these other extension have a future in 10, 20 or 30 years from now, but at last my gut feeling says that ccTLD’S , .com and maybe .net will stand out and rule the online market for quiet a while.
I mean if you can’t even get high quality marketing managers and business owners to understand the value, quality and need of TOP generic .com names which can boost business?!
How in the world are you going to get consumers and Internet users to type in www. more.crap instead of .com , .net or .de?
Steve M says
“…new registries that will compete with existing ones like .com”
Compete? Um, yea, right.
But only if you define “compete” as meaning being a mud-encrusted $10 floor mat in a $200,000 Rolls Royce.
I’m suprised enough people still use pool.com to generate that kind of daily volume. 1 or 2 people alone couldn’t make those lists.
joe riley says
i wouldnt trust pool for this.. if 2 or more people want the same name you’ll have to bid.. its just a scam to make money.. keep your desired name to yourself and dont tell anyone and just get it from an icann accredited registrar